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Spotify is really trying to win back artists with this latest acquisition

Spotify is really trying to win back artists with this latest acquisition The hope is that this technology can be leveraged as a source for tracking music rights via a decentralized system.Attribution is an abhorrent flaw in Spotify's system and a fix is much-needed especially as competition in the music streaming industry grows, with Apple Music, Amazon, and Google Play.

Caitlyn Jenner says she'd consider a run for public office to the collective sigh of the world

Caitlyn Jenner says she'd consider a run for public office to the collective sigh of the world Caitlyn Jenner has almost no experience in politics — so it should come as no surprise that she's considering a potential run.She also left open the possibility she might serve on a foundation instead, if it better served the gay and trans community.

The Women's March just won a PEN award for courage and freedom of speech

The Women's March just won a PEN award for courage and freedom of speech Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, has a simple yet resounding message for Donald Trump: "The resistance is female and we're not going anywhere.Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award at the 2017 PEN Literary Gala.

'Game of Thrones' star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau weighs in on THAT big Jaime/Cersei theory

'Game of Thrones' star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau weighs in on THAT big Jaime/Cersei theory While promoting his new Netflix movie, Small Crimes, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau took the time to weigh in on a popular fan theory that suggests Jaime Lannister might be the one to kill Cersei in Season 7 of the HBO hit.In the books, Cersei is given a prophecy by a witch known as Maggy the Frog, who tells her that "the valonqar" (Valyrian for "little brother") "shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.

Another day, another Google co-founder building a secret flying craft

Another day, another Google co-founder building a secret flying craft The Google co-founders just love to work on secret futuristic transportation projects.The new project's metal frame has been built by engineers and takes up most of the space inside the hangar.

Turns out Serena Williams' pregnancy announcement was all an accident

Turns out Serena Williams' pregnancy announcement was all an accident Regardless of whether or not you hold the title of the greatest athlete in the world, Serena Williams is only human and makes mistakes, just like the rest of us.While in conversation with Gayle King at the 2017 Ted Talks conference, Williams explained that her Snapchat mirror-selfie that revealed a 20-week baby bump was all an accident.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a Cultural Phenomenon

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a Cultural Phenomenon An editorial on Glixel talks about the significance of the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls series – Skyrim.It tries to answer the question why exactly when talking about open world RPGs we can't help but refer to them as "Skyrim-with-blank".

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard Reviews

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard Reviews Here's a batch of reviews for Games Farm's Norse-inspired action-RPG, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard.From the looks of it, the general impressions haven't changed much since the early reviews – the game is mostly good but with its fair share of issues.

Colony Ship Game Update #13

Colony Ship Game Update #13 Iron Tower Studio's Colony Ship Game has received a new development update, and it's a meaty one.It talks about the peculiarities of creating a game in a sci-fi setting, describes several of the game's locations, provides examples of in-game dialogues, shows off some pieces of concept art and gun models, and more.

Tyranny Portrait Pack DLC Released

Tyranny Portrait Pack DLC Released Proving that they can go toe-to-toe with the big guns of the industry, Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive have come together to release their own addition to the Horse Armor pool of robust DLCs.For only $3.

Planescape: Torment - Enhanced Edition Developer Livestream

Planescape: Torment - Enhanced Edition Developer Livestream Chris Avellone and Beamdog's Phil Daigle have participated in a roughly two hour long livestream session, showcasing the upcoming Planescape: Torment - Enhanced Edition, while talking about the merits and the new features of the remake.If you're interested in the project, be sure to give it a watch.

Corey LeFever Interview on Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

Corey LeFever Interview on Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen The folks at MMO Play have interviewed Corey LeFever, the Senior Game Designer behind the upcoming MMO, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen.The interview covers a lot of topics, most notably the game's reliance on party play, and recapturing the feel of old-school MMOs.

Dishonored 2 Free Trial

Dishonored 2 Free Trial In a move reminiscent of the good old times, Bethesda Softworks now offers a free trial for their stealth action game, Dishonored 2.The trial is going to be available across the platforms on April 6th and will allow you to play through the game's three opening missions for free.

Grim Dawn Grim Misadventure #115

Grim Dawn Grim Misadventure #115 The latest in the Grim Misadventures series of development updates for Crate Entertainment's action-RPG, Grim Dawn, offers a recap of the pat few updates that unveiled the new classes in the upcoming expansion, the Inquisitor and the Necromancer.In addition to that, we can gaze upon the art and the stats of the Necromancer's unique armor set.

Diablo III Necromancer Closed Beta Test

Diablo III Necromancer Closed Beta Test The closed Beta test that will allow select players to try out Diablo III's brand new Necromancer class is right around the corner.In preparation for that, an official blog post provides the details on how to opt in to the closed Beta, and an FAQ about the whole thing.

ESPN is laying off a bunch of its on-air talent

ESPN is laying off a bunch of its on-air talent The sports media titan has become the poster child for older, TV-focused companies that are being forced to confront a future that is often termed as "trading TV dollars for digital pennies.Among the most notable exits is Ed Werder, a veteran NFL reporter.

A newly-developed artificial womb could save lives

A newly-developed artificial womb could save lives A newly-tested artificial womb could change the way doctors care for babies born prematurely, according to new research.The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, details the testing of a "womb-like device" on fetal lambs, which develop lungs in utero much the same way humans do.

Please enjoy Obama photographer Pete Souza's latest flawless Trump troll

Please enjoy Obama photographer Pete Souza's latest flawless Trump troll So, naturally, Pete Souza has some throwback photos to post.President Obama's official White House photographer, well-known for his timely bouts of Instagram shade, has been sharing shots from Obama's first 100 days — which seem a little, uh, busier.

OMG Jeff Goldblum will return in 'Jurassic World' sequel

OMG Jeff Goldblum will return in 'Jurassic World' sequel to bring Jeff Goldblum back into the Jurassic franchise.The Jurassic Park star is set to appear in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kylie Jenner uses this whitening kit. But does it actually work?

Kylie Jenner uses this whitening kit. But does it actually work? This is the HiSmile Whitening Kit.It's basically a teeth whitening system designed for millennials.